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Doc wanted no part of a Rondo led rebuild

Posted by shawn cassidy on June 21, 2013 at 5:10 AM



Let's call it like it is. Doc's wanting to leave has something to do with Rondo. He's not confident in Rondo and Danny during the post KG era that's on the horizon. Is that fair to say?


Boston Herald

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Rivers was deciding between returning to the Celtics and stepping away from the game when the club asked him if he’d be interested in any of the coaching jobs that were opening around the league. Rivers was said to have no interest in the Nets, who had fired his friend Avery Johnson during the season.

He was then asked if the Clippers job appealed to him, and it was then he learned the Celts had already had preliminary discussions with that team on releasing Rivers from the last three years of his contract and thus making him available. The Celtics were looking to accelerate the reworking of their roster and seeing what return they could get on all their assets, Rivers included.

The club had also tried to work out a trade of players with the Clippers at the February deadline and were clearly interested in pursuing that again.

“At that point, this became a situation where both Doc and the Celtics were seeing if they could both get something they wanted out of this,” the source said.


I feel like this has been pushed onto Danny. Ainge is no saint. But Doc clearly didn't want to stick around here. Danny was trying to get something for Doc because he wasn't coming back. And if the Clipper deal falls as it has already more times than I count. Doc will walk away from the Celtics. I feel like this article has painted Danny as the evil GM.


Why should KG and Pierce be loyal to Doc? I mean come on. It sounds like these three have banded together on the side. I'm just disappointed with everything right now. There is so many different reports out here. But the fact is this. Doc wanted no part of the Celtics and Danny tried to get something out of him. Makes sense to me.

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Rivers was deciding between returning to the Celtics and stepping away from the game when the club asked him if he’d be interested in any of the coaching jobs that were opening around the league. Rivers was said to have no interest in the Nets, who had fired his friend Avery Johnson during the season.

He was then asked if the Clippers job appealed to him, and it was then he learned the Celts had already had preliminary discussions with that team on releasing Rivers from the last three years of his contract and thus making him available. The Celtics were looking to accelerate the reworking of their roster and seeing what return they could get on all their assets, Rivers included.

The club had also tried to work out a trade of players with the Clippers at the February deadline and were clearly interested in pursuing that again.

“At that point, this became a situation where both Doc and the Celtics were seeing if they could both get something they wanted out of this,” the source said.

- See more at: http://bostonherald.com/sports/celtics_nba/boston_celtics/2013/06/doc_rivers_c_s_planned_for_early_exit#sthash.8KN847dg.dpuf

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9 Comments

Reply paul
8:49 AM on June 21, 2013 
It's such blatant PR. Dig the reference to Avery Johnson, which is supposed to tell us that Doc is all about loyalty, despite what we may be thinking! The PR folks, especially the ones who pretend to be journalists, don't miss a trick. But even so the real point in Bulpett's article is that the best thing you can really say about Doc is that he is a 'players' coach' who lies to his players. And I totally get your point here, Shawn. It looks like the PR way forward, it has been decided, is for Danny to take the blame, which is supposed to convince us that Doc was just trying to help out.

!!!!!

It's true though that Danny has never recognized the importance of making commitments to players. His line about how Red's big mistake was not trading Bird and Mchale is just nonsense, and why doesn't anyone call him out on it? The franchise was hit with two tragic deaths. The fact that it survived to rise again is amazing in itself. And how is Rondo supposed to feel about this.
Reply NeCsFan
9:42 AM on June 21, 2013 
"According to a person with knowledge of the situation..." has become one of the most irritating statements I have ever heard in my life
Reply paul
10:09 AM on June 21, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
"According to a person with knowledge of the situation..." has become one of the most irritating statements I have ever heard in my life


It's such a dodge. I mean, it's totally legit when there is whistleblowing involved or some such thing, but that's virtually never how it is used. Normally, it's used when someone in a position of authority and power wants to send a message out via conduits ('journalists'), but doesn't want to take responsibility for it.
Reply paul
10:13 AM on June 21, 2013 
Will Cs now turn around 180 degrees and trade Rondo for Paul? That could be the next turn this takes, because - let's face it - the Three Amigos seem pretty much set on trading in Rondo for Paul.
Reply paul
11:53 AM on June 21, 2013 
It's like watching a hippo and crocodile fight to the death in a waterhole.

This could end up with both sides realizing that what they really want to do is flip their point guards.
Reply NeCsFan
12:39 PM on June 21, 2013 
paul says...
It's like watching a hippo and crocodile fight to the death in a waterhole.

This could end up with both sides realizing that what they really want to do is flip their point guards.


Rondo to the clippers would absolutely break my heart
Reply jlil89
10:00 PM on June 21, 2013 
I really think that the players and coach want to run it again and try once more. But management thinks otherwise and would rather start the rebuild, which Doc wants no part of it seems.

At least that is what I want to believe...
Reply paul
1:43 AM on June 22, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
Rondo to the clippers would absolutely break my heart


Mine too, but so would another season of Kick The Rondo...
Reply paul
1:44 AM on June 22, 2013 
jlil89 says...
I really think that the players and coach want to run it again and try once more. But management thinks otherwise and would rather start the rebuild, which Doc wants no part of it seems.

At least that is what I want to believe...


I don't even get Doc's attitude about a rebuild.